General Counsel Roundtable Frankfurt

ECLA General Counsel Roundtable – Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG)


The General Counsel Roundtable is an invitation only event for general counsel all across Europe, hosted by the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA). The event will bring together a limited number of general counsel and decision makers from legal departments to discuss in depth about European ESG trends in 2022.

The event is planned as a half-day exclusive meeting that includes open dialogue during a fireside chat on the eve of the roundtable. General counsel are invited to the event and do only have to organise and pay for their travel arrangements.

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16 November 18:30 through 17 November 14:30 2022


Villa Rothschild, Autograph Collection
Im Rothschildpark 1
61462 Königstein im Taunus


Preliminary Schedule:


16 November 2022:


18:30 Welcome Reception at Villa Rothschild


19:45 Dinner


22:00 Discussions, networking and drinks

17 November 2022:


09:00 Welcome of participants


General introduction to greenwashing: overview of the legal framework
Siobhan Kahmann, Of Counsel, CMS Belgium
Döne Yalcin, Managing Partner, CMS Turkey & Head of CMS Sustainability for Austria and CEE


Greenwashing prevention and case studies
Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter, Partner, CMS Netherlands
Dr. Thomas Hirse, Partner, CMS Germany


11:00 Coffee break


Supply chain compliance and green public procurement
Veronika Kovács, Senior Counsel, CMS Hungary
Dr. Christoph Schröder, Counsel, CMS Germany


Beyond greenwashing: bluewashing, pinkwashing and whitewashing
Catriona Aldridge, Partner, CMS UK


13:30 Lunch


14:30 Closing remarks


Catriona Aldridge

Partner, CMS UK

Dr. Thomas Hirse

Partner, CMS Germany

Veronika Kovács

Senior Counsel, CMS Hungary

Döne Yalçın

Managing Partner, CMS Turkey & Head of CMS Sustainability for Austria and CEE

Bart-Adriaan de Ruijter

Partner, CMS Netherlands

Siobhan Kahmann

Of Counsel, CMS Belgium

Dr. Christoph Schröder

Counsel, CMS Germany

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